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Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Plenty of vanilla, white chocolate, and a pinch of salt may just make these Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies your new favorite!

Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies stacked on a white plate

Recently, I was thrilled to receive a copy of Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever. You may know Shauna from her blog, Piece of Cake, or from her first book, Marshmallow Madness.

This book is dedicated to all things vanilla. Despite the connotation that word has taken on over the years, vanilla is anything but boring. I immediately found several recipes I wanted to try, but I kept coming back to these cookies.

I am such a sucker for sweet and salty desserts that I just couldn’t resist. I know I just made some salty sugar cookies last week, but please indulge me in these as well.

overhead view of Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies on a white plate

So, what we have here is an oatmeal cookie, which is always a winner with me. Add to that some good quality white chocolate. I used Lindt’s Touch of Vanilla that the good people of Lindt sent me a couple of months ago when I made those Browned Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. Top all that off with a light sprinkling of coarse salt, and you get these amazingly delicious beauties.

I did make a couple of changes to Shauna’s recipe. First of all, I made my cookies a bit smaller than she suggested. Also, she recommends making vanilla salt using a vanilla bean and a container of coarse salt. As that would take a few days, and I’m not known for my patience, I elected to go with unaltered salt for the tops.

These are those magical kind of cookies that tend to disappear quickly. They’re a perfect mix of a nostalgic oatmeal cookie combined with the freshness of a flavor combination you don’t see every day. I hope you’ll love them every bit as much as I do!

Find more cookie recipes in the Recipe Index.

UPDATE: Giveaway has closed. Congratulations, Aimee!

A copy of Pure Vanilla was provided to me by Quirk Books, as is the copy for the giveaway. The white chocolate was provided by Lindt. All opinions are my own.

Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Yield about 60 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Lots of vanilla, white chocolate, brown sugar, and a sprinkle of salt make these chewy Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies an instant favorite!

Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies stacked on a white plate


  • 3 cups (297g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (133g) packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (133g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 ounces (226g) white chocolate, chopped
  • coarse salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and vanilla until creamy. Add the brown sugar and sugar, beating until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add the oat mixture. Stir in the white chocolate.
  5. Scoop the batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pans. Sprinkle each with coarse salt. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are browned but the centers are slightly soft.
  6. Cool the cookies on the pans for a few minutes. Then, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Recipe adapted from Pure Vanilla.

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    10 Comments on “Salted Vanilla Chip Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. i know i will LOVE these. I am going to bake them next week!

  2. These look amazing. The vanilla chip had me confused for a few minutes, but got it now. Bookmarked to try!

  3. Looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing. My first visit to this site and your food looks great.

  4. I tried these out last night and now they’re almost all gone! Went down very well with the family indeed.

  5. I made my cookies rather large – went for oversized 🙂 . I also used vanilla salt – it made it so much better.

  6. Just made these… YUMMY! Can’t wait to try more of your sweet treats:)

  7. Wondering how it would be to do an espresso salt to make these a “coffee and cream” kind of oatmeal cookie??? Or maybe change out the vanilla chips with a cappuccino chip to play off that with the espresso salt…..

  8. I just got done making these cookies for the millionth time and they were amazing as always! I first made these cookies in 2012 and they quickly became a fan favorite among friends and family. Fast forward to my sister’s wedding in 2016 and I made over 300 of these cookies to put in the “welcome bags” we assembled for guests-and got rave reviews! My family has officially designated this recipe as our “family recipe”. Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing this recipe!

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